Head coach on Austria.
Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen spoke exclusively to LUTV after his side arrived in Austria for their pre-season tour.
After departing from Elland Road on Friday, the team arrived in Austria later that evening.
United’s head coach explained that there are many benefits to bringing his side on tour.
“I’m very happy, it is really important to come away as a team and be together,” said Christiansen.
“Having the opportunity to work in a close environment, where everyone is focused on what we have to do, will help us and everyone will get to know each other better.
“The team bonding is very important, it is pre-season so we have to work hard and we need to improve things, by coming away it gives us the opportunity to do that.
“We will show the team videos, they will all have individual talks and everything that is good for the team.
“It was difficult to select the squad to come to Austria, because we have a lot of players to choose, but I think the club is doing a good job with the signings and we need to continue with that.
“The physical conditioning is important to build over the next ten days and also for the players to recognise what I want as soon as possible.
“We have some games against good teams and that will tell us where we are.”
The head coach also spoke of his disappointment that Sunday’s friendly with FC Ingolstadt has been called off.
He said: “It really affects us, because we only found out 48 hours before that the game was cancelled.
“You don’t have time to make any changes that late and I am very sorry for the fans who are coming to support us and see the games.
“It is not our fault that this has happened, but we will try to do something for them.”